A Pierce City woman was killed and six people were injured in several bi-county traffic wrecks since Friday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports:
Marilyn Henderson, age unavailable, of Pierce City, one of the drivers, was killed in a two-vehicle crash at 12:35 p.m. Friday a mile south of Monett on Highway 37 in Barry County.
Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was taken to Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the Patrol report.
A passenger in her vehicle, William Jones, 21, of Pierce City, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Jones was not wearing a seat belt, the Patrol reported.
Andrew Norris, 21, of Aurora, the other driver, was not injured.
The wreck occurred when the southbound Ford driven by Norris attempted to pass the southbound Chevrolet driven by Henderson. The Chevrolet attempted to make a left hand turn from the right hand lane and turned into the path of the Ford.
Investigating the crash was Trooper Todd Hilburn.
A Goodman teenager was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck at 7:30 a.m. yesterday a mile south of Wheaton on Highway 76 in Barry County.
Patricia Rue, 18, a passenger, sustained moderate injuries and was airlifted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
Casey Burge, 22, of Goodman, the driver, was not hurt.
The crash occurred when the eastbound Chevrolet driven by Burge went off the road and struck a culvert.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Tim Barrett.
An Aurora woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 12:10 a.m. Saturday two miles north of Aurora on Route K in Lawrence County.
Amy Voiers, 48, one of the drivers, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Charles Smith, 30, of Aurora, the other driver, was uninjured.
The wreck occurred when the eastbound Oldsmobile driven by Smith failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the northbound Ford driven by Voiers broadside.
Investigating the crash was Trooper Jonathan May.
Three people were hurt in a one-vehicle wreck at 10:05 p.m. Friday three miles west of Mt. Vernon on Interstate 44 in Lawrence County.
Jasmina Sutton, 27, of Waynesville, the driver, sustained minor injuries. Passengers Marcellus Watson, 36, of St. Robert, sustained moderate injuries, and Phabeyonne Williams, 33, of St. Robert, sustained minor injuries. All were taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
|The crash occurred when the westbound Cadillac driven by Sutton went off the road and struck a road sign and guard rail.|
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Bryant May.